Parallel Verses

Montgomery New Testament

And why? Because they sought it not by faith, but thought to gain it by works. They stumbled at the stone of stumbling;

New American Standard Bible

Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as though it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,

King James Version

Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

Holman Bible

Why is that? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone.

International Standard Version

Why not? Because they did not pursue it on the basis of faith, but as if it were based on achievements. They stumbled over the stone that causes people to stumble.

A Conservative Version

Why? Because it was not from faith but as from works of law. For they stumbled at the stone of stumbling,

American Standard Version

Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by works. They stumbled at the stone of stumbling;

Amplified

And why not? Because it was not by faith [that they pursued it], but as though it were by works [relying on the merit of their works instead of their faith]. They stumbled over the stumbling Stone [Jesus Christ].

An Understandable Version

Why? Because they did not [attempt to do it] by faith [in Him], but by trying to fulfill all the requirements [of the law]. So, they stumbled over "the stumbling stone," [i.e., the Jews refused to become obedient to Christ. See I Pet. 2:6-8].

Anderson New Testament

And why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as if by works of law: for they stumbled against that stone of stumbling,

Bible in Basic English

Why? Because they were not searching for it by faith, but by works. They came up against the stone which was in the way;

Common New Testament

Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were by works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone,

Daniel Mace New Testament

why? because they sought it not by faith, but indeed by the works of the law: for they stumbled at that stumbling-stone;

Darby Translation

Wherefore? Because it was not on the principle of faith, but as of works. They have stumbled at the stumblingstone,

Godbey New Testament

Why? Because they sought it not from faith, but as it were from works: they stumbled over the stone of stumbling,

Goodspeed New Testament

And why? Because they did not seek it through faith, but through doing certain things. They stumbled over that stone that makes people stumble,

John Wesley New Testament

Wherefore? Because they sought it, not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law: for they stumbled at that stumbling stone;

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore? Because not of faith, but as of the works of the law. For they stumbled at the stumblingstone;

King James 2000

Why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why that? Because [they did] not [pursue it] by faith, but as [if] by works. They stumbled over the {stone that causes people to stumble},

Modern King James verseion

Why? Because it was not of faith, but as it were by the works of the Law. For they stumbled at that Stumbling-stone;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith: but as it were, by the works of the law. For they have stumbled at the stumbling stone.

Moffatt New Testament

And why? Simply because Israel has relied not on faith but on what they could do. They have stumbled over the stone that makes men stumble ??33 as it is written, Here I lay a stone in Sion that will make men stumble, even a rock to trip them up; but he who believes in Him will never be disappointed.

NET Bible

Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but (as if it were possible) by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,

New Heart English Bible

Why? Because they did not seek it by faith, but as it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone;

Noyes New Testament

Why? Because they did not strive for it by faith, but as being by works. For they stumbled against the stone of stumbling;

Sawyer New Testament

For what reason? Because they are not of faith, but as it were of works of the law; for they stumbled at the stone of stumbling,

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore? Because, not by faith but as by works, have they sought it : they have stumbled at the stone of stumbling,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as by the works of the law. For they stumbled against that stone of stumbling;

Twentieth Century New Testament

And why? Because they looked to obedience, and not to faith, to secure it. They stumbled over 'the Stumbling-block.'

Webster

Why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling-stone;

Weymouth New Testament

And why? Because they were pursuing a righteousness which should arise not from faith, but from what they regarded as merit. They stuck their foot against the stone which lay in their way;

Williams New Testament

Why? Because they did not try through faith but through what they could do. They have stumbled over the stone that causes people to stumble,

World English Bible

Why? Because they didn't seek it by faith, but as it were by works of the law. They stumbled over the stumbling stone;

Worrell New Testament

Wherefore? because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by works. They stumbled at the Stone of stumbling;

Worsley New Testament

because they sought it not by faith, but by the works of the law, for they stumbled at that stumbling-stone;

Youngs Literal Translation

wherefore? because -- not by faith, but as by works of law; for they did stumble at the stone of stumbling,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

they sought it not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

by
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709
Usage: 709

πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

as it were
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

the works
ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

of the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

προσκόπτω 
Proskopto 
Usage: 5

at that
λίθος 
Lithos 
Usage: 41

Context Readings

God Chose People Who Are Not Jewish

31 But that the descendants of Israel, who were in pursuit of a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law? 32 And why? Because they sought it not by faith, but thought to gain it by works. They stumbled at the stone of stumbling; 33 even as it is written. Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense; but he that believes on Him shall not be put to shame.



Cross References

1 Peter 2:8

and, A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense. They stumble over it because they are disobeying God's word, and to this they were also appointed.

Matthew 13:57

This kept them from believing in him. Wherefore Jesus said, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and among his own family."

Matthew 19:16-20

But look! a certain man came up to him and asked, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

Luke 2:34

"Behold this child is set for the falling and rising up of many in Israel, and for a sign which is spoken against.

Luke 7:23

"And blessed is he who finds no cause of stumbling in me."

John 6:27-29

"Labor not for food which perishes, but for the food that endures eternal life??hat which the Son of man will give you; for on the Father??od??as set his seal."

Acts 16:30-34

and brought them out, saying, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"

Romans 4:16

This is why righteousness is of faith, that it may be a free gift; so that the promise stands firm to all Abraham's posterity; not to his children of his faith. For in the sight of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead, and calls into being that which is not, Abraham is the father of us all both Jews and Gentiles,

Romans 10:3

For because they were ignorant of God's righteousness, and sought to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit themselves to the righteousness of God.

Romans 11:11

I ask then, "Have they stumbled so as to fall?" No indeed; but by their lapse salvation has come unto Gentiles, "to provoke Israel to jealousy."

1 Corinthians 1:23

but we come preaching a crucified Messiah??o Jews a stumbling-block, to Greeks foolishness,

1 John 5:9-12

If we accept men's testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God, that he has borne testimony concerning his Son.

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